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Sweetheart Abbey
Title: Sweetheart Abbey
Description: Sweetheart Abbey sits in the village of New Abbey and was built in the 13th century. Originally a Cistercian abbey founded by Dervorgilla, Lady of Galloway in memory of her husband John Balliol. The abbeys name was chosen when Johns embalmed heart was placed beside her when she died. The abbey is also linked with the other main abbey in the area, Dundrennan. It is owned by Historic Scotland.
Date: August 2006
Sweetheart Abbey
Title: Sweetheart Abbey
Description: The impressive walls of the Nave show the full scale of the abbey buildings with the large church tower.
Date: August 2006
Sweetheart Abbey
Title: Sweetheart Abbey
Description: This view shows the west front from the choir.
Date: August 2006
Sweetheart Abbey
Title: Sweetheart Abbey
Description: The massive bell tower with the nave and choir leading to the presbytery and the east window.
Date: August 2006
Sweetheart Abbey
Title: Sweetheart Abbey
Description: This view from the Cloister shows the South Transept and the bell tower. The arch to the left was once part of the west cloister range and shows the Douglas Arms.
Date: August 2006
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